When Gov. Ann Richards needed a flu shot in 1992, she summoned Tim Flynn, the Texas Capitol’s recently installed nurse, to her office.
Nervous about giving the governor a shot, Flynn forgot to bring a Band-Aid. Richards asked if she would bleed. “I said, ‘I hope not.” Flynn recalled. “And she said, ‘I hope not either, because this is a $300 silk blouse.'"
In the end, Flynn did not receive a cleaning bill. “But I’ve never forgotten Band-Aids since then,” said Flynn, now the Capitol’s nurse practitioner.